The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV see 1669/8
If thou art young then marry not a kit
Against Matrimony: an extract from The Proverbs of Hendyng
) — two couplets at the end of
= st. 41 of 2800
 and st. 10 of
The Proverbs of Hendyng
Subjects: marriage, against
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 3835
If thow art young then mary not ekit
if thou art old thou hast more
for young mens wifes [may n]ot be taught
and olde mens wifes be
good for naught
The Prymer or Lay Folks’ Prayer Book.
o.s. 105 (1895); 109 (1897); repr. as one volume, 1973: xlix.
Patterson, Frank A.
“Shakspeare and the Medieval Lyric.”
Shakesperian Studies by Members of the Department of English And
Comparative Literature in Columbia University.
and A. H. Thorndike,
New York: Columbia University Press, 1916. 431-52: 450.